Plays Directory : 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Ford
  • Written
    1629
  • Overview
    The play's treatment of the subject of incest made it one of the most controversial works in English literature. The play was entirely omitted from an 1831 collected edition of Ford's plays; its title has often been changed to something euphemistic like Giovanni and Annabella or 'Tis Pity or The Brother and Sister. Until well into the twentieth century, critics were usually harsh in their condemnations. The subject matter offended them, as did Ford's failure to condemn his protagonist. "Instead of stressing the villainy, Ford portrays Giovanni as a talented, virtuous, and noble man who is overcome by a tumultuous passion that brings about his destruction." Since the mid-twentieth century, scholars and critics have shown more tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of the complexities and ambiguities of the work.

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6 known characters

4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Alistair Nwachukwu
2019, Soranzo
Rebecca Barnsley
2019, Bergetto
Nicholas Sturrock
2019, Soranzo
Sherman Theatre
Stephen Lucas
2019, Bergetto, Banditti
White Bear Theatre
Calvin Crawley
2019, Giovanni
Joely Curran
Joely Curran
Actor
2019, Annabella
Sherman Theatre
Emma Laristan
2018, Annabella
Joy Middlebrook
2018, Hippolita/Philotis
The Alma Tavern Theatre
Jasmine Atkins-Smart
2018, Vasques
Alma Theatre
Amanda Maniero
2018, Annabella
Jack Field
Jack Field
Actor
2018, Soranzo
East 15 Acting School
Matt Flawn
Matt Flawn
Actor
2018, Giovanni
East 15
Martin Whatley
2018, Friar/Donado/Poggio/Cardinal
The Alma Tavern Theatre
Harry Myers
Harry Myers
Actor
2017, Giovanni
Hannah Raymond-Cox
2017, Hippolita
Paradise in the Augustines
Sean Perreira
Sean Perreira
Scenic Artist
2017, Light Board Operator, Hang and Focus Crew
Ned Campbell
Ned Campbell
Actor
2017, Giovanni
Fee Dalgleish
Fee Dalgleish
Lighting Technician
2016, Sound Design and Op
Matt Daniels
Matt Daniels
Actor
2016, Annabella
Courtyard Theatre
Alexander Shenton
2016, Soranzo
The Tristan Bates Theatre

Alternative Names

Tis a Pity She's a Whore, 'Tis Pitty She's A Whore, Tis Pity She's a Whore, Tis Pity Shes' a Whore